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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'Never write off Christian Benteke'

Klopp: 'Never write off Benteke'
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims that it would be "a big mistake" for anyone to overlook the threat of Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised the attributes of Christian Benteke, despite having sold the forward to Crystal Palace.

Benteke was at Anfield when Klopp arrived in October 2015, but the Belgium international did not fit into the manager's system and was subsequently allowed to link up with the Eagles.

The 27-year-old endured a difficult second season at Selhurst Park, but ahead of Monday's fixture between the two clubs, Klopp has claimed that it would be "a big mistake" to overlook the frontman.

At a press conference, Klopp told reporters: "Anyone who thinks about writing him off makes a big mistake.

"He didn't score too often last season but he always has opportunities. He's a tough challenge to defend. Especially set pieces when he is around."

Benteke scored 10 goals in 20 starts and 22 substitute appearances for the Merseyside giants.


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An understated Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Liverpool and West Ham United on August 12, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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